Specialty: CFO, COO, CEO, General Managers. Dealership only Service Managers and Fixed Ops Directors. Started Car People October 1, 1986
History: Original partner since 1986 and sole owner since 1994
Brad was one of the original partners of Car People Agency in 1986 and has been the sole owner since 1994. A local native and sociology major at the University of Washington, Brad worked for HFC managing 3 local offices ending with their head office in Seattle.
The head office included Personnel for the Pacific NW which was a great training ground for managing a personnel agency. He continued with Allstate Enterprise Financial Corp. working with auto, RV and boat dealerships providing financing throughout the Pacific NW. Brad has been involved in setting up offices in Oregon and California and assisting and training others to run similar agencies in other regions.
Brad is our systems administrator and the author of most of the editorials in our newsletters.
Specialty: Sales Managers, New and Used, Desk, Closer, General Sales Manager, Finance & Insurance, Special Finance, Sales, Fleet, Lease and Internet Management & Sales.
History: Started with Car People 2006
Jill has a long history in the automotive industry. After graduating Lynnwood High School she began working for GMAC in Customer Service and Special Collections. After 8 years, she was offered an opportunity to try the other side of the business working for Bayside Toyota in the Finance Department.
In 1991 she became the Finance Manager for Roy Robinson Chevrolet/Subaru/RV Center in Marysville where she remained for several years. Jill did take a side trip and worked for two years as Finance Manager at the RV Outlet Supermall. After a one year hiatus in Reno/Carson City Nevada, she moved back to the NW and returned to Roy Robinsons until she joined our staff. Jill is a member of the National MS Society and has participated as a volunteer at the Seattle MS Walk.
Did we mention she is a huge Seahawks and Mariners fan? You should see her office!
Specialty: Controllers, Office Managers, Office and Accounting, Car Billers, Warranty, Cashiers, Title Clerks, Customer Service, General Office,
Parts Manager, Parts Counter and Outside Sales.
History: Started with Car People May, 1997. Retired early December of 2014. Came back July 2016.
Dave started out his career in the automotive field as a gas station attendant in high school. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and receiving his BS Degree in Business from San Jose State University he continued his career as Operations Manager for a chain of automotive tune-up shops in the San Francisco Bay area. Within a few short years he became this company's first Franchised Owner of 8 Quality Tune-up Shops. Dave and his family decided to move out of California to the beautiful Northwest and settled in Bellevue, WA and purchased a Snap-On franchise followed by employment as Operations Manager for the Thrifty Car Rental retail/rental fleet. In 1997 joined Car People Agency and have had nothing but fun ever since.
Specialty: Technicians, Service Advisors, Shop Managers, Express Managers, Autobody Shop Managers, Body Estimators and all other service personnel.
History: Paul started with Car People January, 2015.
Paul comes to us with a lifetime of accumulative automotive experience in all areas. As a young man growing up in Edmonds, Washington, he joined the US Air Force right out of high school. He worked hard and trained hard to become a Technician. Got married and served all around the world, got his handicap down to 5 and retired at an early age back in the NW. Somewhere during this time he and his wife raised two great kids.
Since then Paul has continued his automotive career holding positions of Outside Sales with NAPA Parts, Sales and Sales Management with Puget Sound auto dealerships. These positions have introduced him to hundreds of employers and exposed him to every corner of our industry, preparing him to be a Counselor with Car People Agency. He understands what employers are looking for and knows how to recognize the talents and skills of the people he meets. Putting them together is right down his fairway.
Still an avid golfer with a 10 handicap, he spends a lot of his off time on the links. Thus the nickname "Putter". Also a soccer fan, with season Sounder tickets, and car buff. Paul enjoys auto racing and hidden in a garage somewhere is his 1988, white IROC Camaro that he takes out on an occasional sunny day. But Paul's biggest joy is spending time with his wife and their two grandchildren.
Specialty: Office Manager
History: Started with Car People: February 23, 1987, full time since 1994
Trudy's responsibilities are varied from being a full charge bookkeeper, to managing our custom database, updating and maintaining our web site, building and preparing our monthly newsletter and handling the lion's share of our phones.
Trudy is the backbone of our office and we are all completely dependent on her. A native of Washington she attended the University of Washington. She worked at the new car dealership level for several years as well as being a trust lead for a now gobbled up major local bank. She has fulfilled her responsibility to society by raising two great kids through college.